Cycling: A Long History of Success
Since 1987, the year of the first Collegiate National Championships, the University of Colorado Boulder has produced over 60 individual National Champions and taken home 12 Team Event National titles (Road Team Time Trial and Track Team Pursuit). Additionally, we have won the Overall Team Omnium at 12 National Championships. Many University of Colorado Boulder racers have gone on to the professional ranks after graduation and achieved success at the highest level of the sport.
At the first National Collegiate ROAD Championships, held in San Luis Obispo, CA, the team wins its first national titles with John Stenner winning the Men's Road Race and the team winning both the Men's and Women's Team Time Trial.
The team would go on to win the National Collegiate Road Championships in 1989, 1990, and 1991.
The team wins the National Collegiate TRACK Championships Overall Team Title with Tim Peddie and Sunne Pollart winning the Men's and Women's Omnium, respectively. Sunne also won the Women's Pursuit and Time won the Points Race.
The team wins the Division I overall team title at the National Collegiate ROAD Championships, the first year collegiate cycling is split into divisions. Matt Carlson won the individual omnium, Alex Candelario the Road Race, and the Men won the Team Time Trial.
The team also won the National Collegiate MTB Championships Team Overall, Women's Omnium (Stacey McIlwaine), Men's XC (Jeremy Horgan-Kobelski), Women's XC (Katherine Zambrana), Men's DS (Brant Hendler), and Women's DS (Jennifer Johnson).
Alex Candelario also won the Men's title at the National Collegiate CYCLOCROSS Championships.
The team ends an 8-year drought and breaks the stranglehold that Varsity Teams have on national championships by winning the National Collegiate MTB Championships held in Beech Mountain, NC.